UFC president Dana White went on Jim Rome's show on Wednesday to discuss UFC 187 and all things MMA. Since Saturday's event was supposed to feature Jon Jones, the promotion's struggling star was a natural part of the conversation.
Jones, of course, was slated to meet Anthony Johnson in the event. But after being arrested for an alleged hit-and-run in late April, the UFC stripped Jones of his light heavyweight title and suspended him indefinitely.
Now Johnson faces Daniel Cormier at UFC 187 for the vacant title and questions surround the division as to just what exactly the UFC has in store for Jones if and when he ever returns to the Octagon.
But there's no speculation necessary as far as White and the UFC are concerned. If the pound-for-pound king returns, he will bypass any other would-be contenders and receive an immediate title shot.
“No way. He comes right back and fights for the title,” White said. "After all, Jones is one of, if not the greatest fighter to ever live. And withRead More »from Dana White says Jon Jones will get an immediate title shot if/when he returns